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NYGossipGirl Contest: My Man is a Loser Giveaway

To help celebrate the release of the upcoming summer comedy My Man is a Loser starring John Stamos, NYGossipGirl is giving ONE lucky winner a “Movie Night In” prize pack!

My Man is a Loser follows playboy Mike (Stamos), who has all the right moves. So when Mike’s buddies (Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen) ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he’ll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when Mike’s lessons start backfiring with hilarious results, it takes a beautiful, no-nonsense friend (Tika Sumpter) to show Mike he still has a thing or two to learn about relationships.

The prize pack includes classic movie candy, glassware to enjoy cocktails with that special someone, a $50 gift card to customize the night and a download code.

To win, visit the My Man is a Loser website and share your best relationship advice inspired by the movie in the comments. U.S. participants only.

The film is available for your own movie night On Demand (check your local cable or satellite listings) as well as Amazon Instant and for rental on iTunes. Check out the trailer below!

Edited: July 28th, 2014

Sophie Nelisse Talks About Her The Book Thief Role and What Keeps Her Grounded

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a brunch with actress Sophie Nelisse, as well as some fellow bloggers at Norma’s at The Parker Meridian. During the brunch, Nelisse talked about her role in The Book Thief, how she prepared for the role and what her future aspirations are.

The Book Thief follows Liesel (Nelisse), a young girl who, while subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, Liesel, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

“I watched Schindler’s List, The Pianist, The Reader, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Life is Beautiful. In Berlin, I went to some museums and I visited some bomb shelters,” said Nelisse. ”

In addition to that, Nelisse took two weeks of German lessons to get her accent just right.

Nelisse worked with various great actors in The Book Thief, including Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. She also hopes to work with other greats in the future.

“I would love to work with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lawrence, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Leonardo Dicaprio and Johnny Depp,” she said. “As far as directors, I would love to would have loved to work with Alfred Hitchcock, Ben Affleck, Martin Scorsese.”

Although she’s making a name for herself in Hollywood, Nelisse still manages to stay grounded.

“I don’t really like Hollywood, it’s a completely different world,” Nelisse said. “It’s fun to live there for a month, but people are crazy around there. All the paparazzi don’t care about your personal space.”

The Book Thief is out now on Blu-ray and DVD!

Edited: March 11th, 2014

Blu-ray | DVD Review: Baggage Claim

Sure, it’s a bit unrealistic that someone finds love, and ultimately, ends up in a marriage in 30 days. But a girl can dream, and she sure does make it happen in Baggage Claim.

Paula Patton makes this movie what it is. She funny, charming and relatable – the kinds of qualities you look for in a leading lady.

The film follows Montana Moore (Patton), a flight attendant who is a smart, sexy and sick-of-being-single woman. She’s determined to get engaged before her younger sister’s wedding, leaving just 30 days to make her connection. Fortunately, her co-worker crew has cook up a high-flying scheme for Montana to “accidentally” bump into all her ex-boyfriends, leading to hilarious encounters as she attempts to land the perfect guy.”Yes, things don’t happen like that for us girls in our everyday lives. But let’s remember, this is a movie, and one that definitely has its moments.

And look out for fellow flight attendants Gail (Jill Scott) and Sam (Adam Brody) who are hilarious as they hatch the scheme to find Montana’s husband in one month’s time.

Edited: February 18th, 2014

Blu-ray | DVD Review: Don Jon

Don Jon is a great triumph for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut.

Gordon-Levitt, who also wrote the script and stars in the film, gave an honest portrayal of relationships and the unrealistic expectations of porn.

Don Jon follows Don (Gordon-Levitt), an old-fashioned guy who goes to church every week, goes to confession and spends quality time with his family. He also goes clubbing and takes home girls with no strings attached. However, things change once he sets his eyes on Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) and realizes that his old no strings attached mantra won’t work with her.

The film boasts a terrific cast, including Julianne Moore, who plays Esther, a woman Jon meets, Tony Danza, who plays his outspoken father and Brie Larson, whose character speaks volumes without really saying anything.

Gordon-Levitt’s directing is confident and shines through the film. Don Jon is genuine, edgy and in-your-face, but in the best way.

Edited: January 8th, 2014

First Look at Divergent with Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Theo James

Check out the first trailer from the upcoming film Divergent, based on the Veronica Roth novel.

The futuristic thriller takes place in a society where people are divided into factions based on their personalities. The film centers around Tris (Shailene Woodley), a young girl who doesn’t fit into any of the pre-assigned groups and faces grave consequences due to her status as a “Divergent.”

Things change, though, when Tris discovers there is a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents and she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.

Check out the trailer below! The film also stars Kate Winslet, Theo JamesMiles Teller Jai CourtneyAshley JuddTony GoldwynRay StevensonZoe KravitzMaggie QMekhi PhiferAnsel ElgortChristian MadsenBen Lloyd-HughesBen Lamb, and Amy NewboldDivergent opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on March 21, 2014.

Edited: August 26th, 2013

Blu-ray/DVD Review: 21 & Over

Yes, dramas, thrillers and action-packed films are ruling the box office. But once in a while, you just need that raunchy comedy.

Herein, comes 21 & Over.

The film follow Casey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller) who decide to surprise their friend Jeff (Justin Chon) at his apartment for his 21st birthday. They quickly find out that it’s the eve of his big job interview and he’s very resistant to celebrate his birthday.

After finally convincing him otherwise they go on the ultimate night of bar hopping and Jeff gets completely hammered. They attempt to call it a night and get him back home but they forgot one thing – they can’t remember where he lives.

As the film goes on, they must race against the clock and try to get him home in time for the one moment that could shape the rest of his future.

The film is the directorial debut of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who penned The Hangover. Similar to the film, 21 & Over takes a group of friends, adds alcohol into the mix and forces the characters to face odd situations in order to help a friend.

Astin, Teller and Chon have great on-screen chemistry and work well together. The film is definitely good for a few laughs and will have you missing your college days.

Edited: June 20th, 2013

Blu-ray/DVD Review: Safe Haven

Nicolas Sparks adapted movies have a lot in common – troubled heroines, handsome heroes and that overall spellbinding romantic drama.

When it comes to the latest adaptation, Safe Haven, the film is no different and with a gritty thriller opening, which sets the tone, the movie delivers.

The film follows Katie (Julianne Hough) who moves to Southport, North Carolina, where she sparks the interest of the locals, especially Alex (Josh Duhamel), a widower.

Given her traumatic past, Katie is unsure if she can trust Alex, but with the help of a new friend (Cobie Smulders), she gives him a chance.

Although Hough and Duhamel doesn’t come close to the chemistry witnessed between Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook, the film does tug at the heart strings – very much like Sparks’ other works.

Blu-ray/DVD extras include deleted and extended scenes, an alternate ending, as well as Duhamel’s “Lessons in Crabbing.”

Edited: May 17th, 2013

James Franco Lands Every Thing Will Be Fine Role

James Franco has signed on for Wim Wenders’ 3D film, Every Thing Will Be Fine, where he will play Tomas, a writer who accidentally causes the death of a child.

The film examines the twelve years following the accident and its impact on Tomas, and the child’s mother. Sarah Polley is reportedly attached to co-star.

Currently, Franco is shooting Rupert Goold’s drama True Story and his adaptation of As I Lay Dying is set to premiere at Cannes.

Edited: May 7th, 2013

Keira Knightley in Talks to Replace Anne Hathaway in Laggies

Anne Hathaway was initially set to star in Lynn Shelton’s upcoming dark comedy Laggies, but due to scheduling conflicts, she had to pull out.

Keira Knightley is reportedly in talks to replace Hathaway.

If she lands the role, Knightley will play Megan, a 28-year-old woman who is unable to cope with the pressures brought on by her boyfriend’s recent marriage proposal. In turn, she escapes into the comfort of adolescence by befriending a group of high schoolers.

Chloe Grace Moretz will also appear in the film as a character who is befriended by Megan.

Edited: May 6th, 2013

Reese Witherspoon to Reunite with Walk the Line Director in Three Little Words

Walk the Line director James Mangold is reuniting with Reese Witherspoon on his next project, Three Little Words, an adaptation of Ashley Rhodes-Courter’s memoir.

Rhodes-Courter entered the child welfare system in Florida at the age of four, and years later an unpaid volunteer discovered the girl and set out to convince her biological mother to surrender her parental rights so that the teen could begin a new life.

Reportedly, Witherspoon will play the volunteer and Amanda Seyfried is in talks to play the young girl’s biological mother.

Production for the film is set to begin this September in Florida.

Edited: May 6th, 2013

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